Sankofa Family Poultry
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Brief description of the initiative
Results and lessons learned
75% increased of income has been recorded. Women became able to earn a good income fromt he sale of eggs from their layers. (they were able to pay school fees, buying new clothes for their family, perform funeral rites) / Women became more socially active in the communities. Involvement of the husbands of the beneficiaries is very important.
Key success or innovative factors
Practical training in poultry health and production methods with women poultry farmers. Involvement of the Rural Bank. Technical design and use of local material for the poultry houses. Co-operative set-up for collective responsibility. Improvement: Micro-credit schemes for the women. Brooding farm for pullets. Poultry feed preparation.
Main thematic areas
The overall objective of the project ws to increase family income to 70% from the sale of eggs through smallholder commercial poultry production and also increase employment opportunities for women and their family members.
1) A good secure sustainable poultry housing system, made with local materials such as bamboo, sticks and thatch roof. 2) Training in basic management of poultry and goat raising including feed regimes and techniques, record keeping, coop and environmental cleanliness, supplement feeding with some local greens (vegetables) 3) Constant supply of feed from a recognised feed mill from the Asutsuare Poultry farm 4) Group sourcing for poultry inputs and marketing of the products 5) Access to micro-loans from the rural bank. (beneficiaries: 32 women in Asutsuare, Dangme, Ghana)
50 resource poor and marginalized women in Asutuare, Ghana. The project is ongoing and extended to 320 women fro the coming 3 years: 2008/2010.
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